Kirby Farms, a third-generation century old family farm, in Mechanicsville, VA, just outside Richmond, is a year round operation, that covers 500 acres, and generates produce and grains, on Friday, Sept 20, 2013. Todayâs harvest is green zucchini squash. 200 acres of the farm are devoted to eggplant, spinach, beets, tomato, Jalapeno peppers, melons and a variety of greens. Soybeans and small grain are grown on the remaining 300 acres. The fertile Virginia soil and their management practices, allows Kirby Farms to double and triple crop yields with rotational crop selection. Wholesalers, who buy from this farm, sell the produce to major supermarkets in the Mid-Atlantic region, from North Carolina to Maryland. Restaurants in the local area prepare and serve the local bought produce to patrons in the Richmond metropolitan area. For more information about this farm operation, please see the photoset description at flic.kr/s/aHsjLgeD4J. For information about the USDA, please go to www.usda.gov. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
May 19, 2014
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